I am not a fanboy and I believe that Microsoft and Sony are two businesses that the world could do without, having said that Microsoft, Sony and the Nintendo are now the only decent way to play games at the moment, some people like PCs but for gameplay game consoles always have the edge for my money. We have less choice then we did in the 90’s and Microsoft, Sony are now the only businesses that produce decent game consoles, Nintendo is always quite good and very clever but aimed towards a much younger age group.
Third Generation Game Consoles
|Sega Master System||1985||1986||1987|
Fourth Generation Game Consoles
|Mega Drive/Sega Genesis||1988||1989||1990|
|SNK Neo Geo||1990||1990||1991|
Fifth Generation Game Consoles
|Fujitsu FM Towns Marty||1993||none||none|
|The 3DO Company 3DO||1994||1993||1994|
Sixth Generation Game Consoles
|Sony PlayStation 2||2000||2000||2000|
Seventh Generation Game Consoles
|Microsoft Xbox 360||2005||2005||2005|
|Sony PlayStation 3||2006||2006||2007|
Eighth Generation Game Consoles
|Nintendo Wii U||2012||2012||2012|
|Sony PlayStation 4||2014||2013||2013|
|Microsoft Xbox One||2014||2013||2013|
There is an undeniable huge leap in power and technology over the seventh generation but there is also undeniable huge leap in the cost of playing, the games are £60 when just released plus £40 per year, per person so if two kids want two online accounts that is £80 per year, the control pads are expensive, I prefer the PS4’s control pad but XBOX ONE’S is also very comfortable to hold and well designed. Despite Playstation 4 being the more powerful of the two the XBOX looks better on some comparisons but there is hardly anything in it. I believe the XBOX ONE has better games so far but to trying to force the Xbox Kinect on to people and charging £100 more than the PS4 was a huge FUCK UP and now XBOX is playing catch up, a case of Microsoft chocking on their own greed?
I think the PS4 is not as great as the hype would have you believe, although the console itself is fairly priced, after that it gets expensive and though powerful and smartly designed it still does not have the best choice of games (but GTA5 is more than enough to keep me busy for now.) Xbox One is also all of the above with probably a slightly better choice of games so far, but Sony are sinking and losing money and therefore desperate and although I would not go all out and say “buy a PS4” I would definitely say “if you are going to buy a eighth generation games console, buy a PS4!” Why?
PS4 has already sold nearly 20 million units (18.5million comfirmed by Sony) compared to XBOX ONE selling about 11 million according to the Guardian, that means game developers are going to be more willing to produce Playstation games then Xbox games, also I would rather give my money to a sinking and struggling, would have probably already sank if it was not for the success of the PS4, Sony then give my money to Microsoft and Bill Gates.